The table below looks at the statistics for ISEB in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 34 31 30
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs citing ISEB 7 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 2.47% 0.87% 2.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.29% 4.26% 8.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 1
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£290 £350 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +55.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £353 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.81% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £11.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+27.65% -53.00%
ISEB
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Qualifications Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
49 47 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 17.31% 20.35% 25.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 27 35
Average daily rate £375 £335 £262
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% +27.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £130 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £413 £317
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 7
Average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +34.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISEB across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

ISEB
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISEB across the Kent region.

ISEB Daily Rate Trend in Kent

ISEB
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ISEB across the Kent region.

ISEB Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

ISEB
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the Kent region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tunbridge Wells - 3 £290 - 1
Tonbridge - - - - 1
ISEB
South East

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent region citing ISEB also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ISEB.

1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) ISTQB
2 4 (44.44%) Manual Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 2 (22.22%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) Migration
4 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (22.22%) Business Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) Project Management
4 2 (22.22%) MS Visio
4 2 (22.22%) Data Modelling
4 2 (22.22%) ETL
4 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 2 (22.22%) MS Office
4 2 (22.22%) XML
4 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
4 2 (22.22%) System Testing
4 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
4 2 (22.22%) Data Migration
4 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
4 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
5 1 (11.11%) Red Gate
5 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
5 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent region citing ISEB also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ISEB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Visio
1 2 (22.22%) MS Office
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Business IT Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) IT Business Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) UAT Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
4 1 (11.11%) UAT Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Software Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Test Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) XML
2 1 (11.11%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (44.44%) Manual Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 2 (22.22%) GAP Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) Migration
3 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (22.22%) Business Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) Project Management
3 2 (22.22%) Data Modelling
3 2 (22.22%) ETL
3 2 (22.22%) System Testing
3 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
3 2 (22.22%) Data Migration
3 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
3 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) VBScript
2 1 (11.11%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) ISTQB
2 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (11.11%) Degree
3 1 (11.11%) ISEB Practitioner
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Red Gate
1 1 (11.11%) HP